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Strange and Wonderful: American Folk Art from the Willem Volkersz Collection

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Presented by Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center at Colorado College at Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center at Colorado College, Colorado Springs CO

Feb 08 2014
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May 18 2014
Strange and Wonderful: American Folk Art from the Willem Volkersz Collection presented by Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center at Colorado College at Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center at Colorado College, Colorado Springs CO

Willem Volkersz first saw slides of Simon Rodia’s folk art icon, Watts Towers, while he was an art student in Seattle, Washington. Watts Towers in Los Angeles is a group of structures as high as 99 feet made from scrap metal and concrete, with pottery shards and broken bottle fragments set into wet cement made by an Italian immigrant with a vision.

Volkersz quickly developed an interest in equally exciting folk art environments and made pilgrimage to several of these sites, including Samuel P.

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